The call for papers for Homa Publica – International Journal on Human Rights and Business is permanently open; Papers can be submitted for analysis and possible publication at any time.
Eligible publications include works from authors of all areas of knowledge, with no limit to the number of authors in the same paper. At least a master’s degree is required for submission of individual papers. These rules apply to all submitted papers, except invited ones.
Works from undergraduate or graduate students will be accepted if co-authored with masters or doctors. The evaluation will be done through double-blind peer review. Please note that changes and corrections in the works might be requested before publishing.
Homa Publica – International Journal on Human Rights and Business publishes only original and unpublished papers, which are not simultaneously under review by any other publication. The authors must comply to these terms in the submission process. If the existence of a previous publication or the simultaneous submission to other journals is detected, the article will be disregarded. Simultaneous submission of a scientific paper to more than one journal is a serious lack of ethics. Access to the full contents of Homa Publica – International Journal on Human Rights and Business is free to all users. All existing material in its publications can be freely copied, shared and reproduced for non-commercial purposes, as long as the source, authorship and content integrity are respected (no changes allowed).
The identification of plagiarism will result in the immediate disregard of the work for publication, notwithstanding other legally appropriate action.
Texts can be submitted in Portuguese, Spanish and English, and will be published in their respective submission language as a rule. Exceptionally, some papers might be translated by the Journal board.
Therefore, knowledge and reading comprehension skills in English or Spanish are required from reviewers.
Papers will be sent for evaluation as soon as they are submitted in our system, making sure that this number does not exceed the limit of 2 works per semester (If necessary, evaluation above the set limit will be considered by the editorial board).
The evaluation criteria will be determined subsequently, and the evaluators will be informed about them when the works are submitted to examination.
Here are some examples of topics directly and indirectly related to the theme Human Rights and Business (non-exhaustive list):
- National and International Agenda on Human Rights and Business (Process of development of an international binding instrument on Human Rights and Business; Monitoring of application and implementation of the Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights; National Human Rights Plans elaboration; Monitoring of the activities of the UN Working Group on Human Rights and Business; People’s Treaty; Articulation of social movements and non-governmental organizations for confrontation of the problem; Human Rights and Business and International Systems of Human Rights Protection).
- Public Funding and Large Enterprises (BNDES funding policies, development banks, public-private partnerships, accountability of funding entities for violations of Human Rights).
- Specific cases of human rights violations by companies in Brazil and worldwide;
- Business and Human Rights Violations in its various dimensions, including gender relations, race and sexuality;
- Social movements and human rights violations;
- Critical Theory of Human Rights;
- Judicial and non-judicial accountability mechanisms against companies that commit human rights violations.